Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Tok Alaska Part 2

 
 

While travelling to Tok Alaska on the Purple Heart Trail I spotted this old abandoned cabin.
I always wish I could learn the story of the builder of these homes when I see them. 
 
It's not at all that unusual to see cabins similar to this one or even whole derelict businesses along the road sides here in the Yukon and Alaska.
I often wonder what happened...
Where did the builders go and why did they leave?
 
I am partial to cabins, so you will  find me taking photos of them whenever I have the chance.
 
Okay, now this may not interest you in the least, but I was astonished to see that these old time telephone poles are still in use.
 
 
Can you see the old time insulators on this pole?
I have several of these I keep thinking I'm going to recycle into a candle holder lamp.
I bet you have a few of these insulators around your
place too!
 

 
Isn't it amazing how this is practically laying on it side and still functioning?
We even saw a couple of post that were covered half  way up with water!
 
 
This shot is my attempt to show a whole series of poles as they lean towards the ground.
I'm sure it must be the tautness of the lines that keeps these post still standing.
 
And that, my friends, is my first venture into Alaska this year.
It's a bit drab yet, but still full of beauty!
 
Blessings-Kimberly
 


 
 



Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Tok Alaska Drive

 
 
After crossing the Alaska/Yukon border yesterday, we started our trip to the small community of Tok Alaska on the Purple Heart Trail.
 
 
Here is the mountain view as we're nearing Tok.
It was a beautiful day. It was 12C and most of the snow along the roads has melted now.
It hasn't turned green yet, but I've got a feeling it won't be long!
 
 
We ate lunch at Fast Eddy's Restaurant.
It is located at 1313 on the Alaskan Hwy.
This means it is located 1313 miles from the beginning of the Alaskan Hwy in Dawson Creek, BC
 
 
I would've liked to have packed this chandie up with me and taken it home!
Somehow I think I might have gotten caught trying to sneak it out.
 
 
 
Can you tell by the look on Tim's face that he thought I was a little desperate when I told him I was going to post photos of our sandwiches?
 
 
I assured him everyone does this.
Besides this was a most unusual sandwich!
Teriyaki Chicken
It was a chicken breast topped with Teriyaki sauce, Pineapple, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion.
And yes, it was yummy.
 
Stay tuned...
I have a few other photos from our little day trip.
I don't want to overload you today!
Blessings-Kimberly


 

 
 

 



Monday, 21 April 2014

Beaver Creek



We have arrived where we will be working for the summer.
I thought, for now until I have time to explore the community myself, you might enjoy this video that was made by a local.
 
We are going to drive over to Tok Alaska tomorrow for a few groceries, then start  working on Tuesday.
 


 
I can't close without sharing with you our

 day of colouring eggs with the g'children. We had an egg hunt and all kinds of fun before we left.
 



Oh, how hard it was to leave these kiddies!
Of course, it's that way with all of the grand children.
 
Thank you all for being such a sport and following me on this summers journey.
I hope I can make it half way interesting for you!
Blessings to all-Kimberly


Friday, 18 April 2014

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A Ukrainian Easter Egg

 
 

Did you know that the Ukrainians are known for their intricate decorating of Easter eggs, which are better known as Pysanka's?

Tim and I passed this huge depiction of a Ukrainian egg in the small Alberta town of Vegreville.

So since I can't be home to show you any lovely Easter displays, ladies, this will be my contribution this year.

 
Do you have your reading glasses on, because you may need them to actually see what it is that I'm trying to show you here!
 
Can you guess what it is?
 
 
In this photo I feel certain that you can see them better....
Yes, it is Sea Gulls all flying South passing through Alberta.
There were so many that I could not possibly get them in my camera scope!
If I had not been in shock at seeing the masses I might have had the presence of mind to try the panorama setting on my camera.
 
 
I discovered that it's not only Geese that form v's when they fly.
 
So neat!
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Today we have at least a ten hour drive.
We are driving Fort St. John BC  to Watson Lake Yukon.
 
This is where the mountain driving begins.
The weather forecast looks good.
Who knows, I may have a chance to get some animal photos to share with you tomorrow!
I hope you're having a great day-Kimberly




 

Monday, 14 April 2014

Family Fun

 
Miss Lexy
 
Hello Friends
 
I'm sorry that I've been out of the loop for the last few days.
Tim and I have been having a blast enjoying and playing with our Alberta grandchildren.
 
 
We've been playing a lot of games together.
 
 
Then we had the funny face challenge too.
 
 
Fun at the park!
 
 
The grands thought Papa was much better than Nannie at pushing them high in the swings.
Naturally!
 
 
And lastly, a tuckered out family after a day of fun.
 
I'll be back with more photos tomorrow.
 
We will be leaving here then, so we have only one more day to spoil these darlings.
 
So I'd better get to it...
 
Blessings-Kimberly
 
 




 



Friday, 11 April 2014

A Happy Rock and a Happy Traveler

 
                                      Hello Friends
This morning we passed this cute town statue in Gladstone Manitoba.
Get it? Glad Stone/Happy Rock
 
This isn't my photo as somehow my camera got buried.
 Tim will be uncovering  it tomorrow even if he has to tear the car apart because that is when we arrive in Alberta to visit with our oldest son and his family.
And I am not going to miss getting photos of our darling grandchildren!
 
We are spending the night in Saskatoon.
I am going to do a wee bit of shopping in the morning before we take off for our son's home.
 
An elderly fellow at one of the service stations told me that there was an Alberta Clipper heading this way. I sure hope he's wrong!
 
I did want to thank all of you again for your prayers and sweet comments.
I so appreciate them!
 
Blessings-Kimberly

BTW, has anyone changed their Google password yet?
I was going to, but I thought that I had read that someone had trouble with their blog after changing their Google password.
If you would let me what you are doing about this
I would sure appreciate it.


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